Roberto Martinez: 'England are on right track'

Everton manager Roberto Martinez looks on prior his his team's match against Manchester City in the Premier League match on May 3, 2014
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Everton boss Roberto Martinez believes that England can challenge for major tournaments if they continue to play a positive brand of football.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has claimed that England can challenge for major tournaments if they stick to the attacking principles that they displayed at the World Cup.

Roy Hodgson's side failed to qualify from their group in Brazil, becoming the first England team to miss the knockout stages since 1958.

However, Martinez believes that England's youthful squad can take positives from their style of play at the tournament.

"I was very impressed with the manner that England approached the competition. Looking back at other tournaments, it was the case of trying to progress and go through," he told

"This time around, it has been a clear approach of: let's try to be ourselves, let's try to find solutions and learn from the experience for the future. If we progress in this tournament, great, if not we'll get the benefits.

"There is a real legacy growing in this new England set-up. I love the eye-to-eye mentality and having a really brave outlook about their performances."

England return to action in a friendly against Norway in September.

 Luke Shaw of England is challenged by Bryan Ruiz of Costa Rica during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Costa Rica and England at Estadio Mineirao on June 24, 2014
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